Tata Harrier and Safari get 5-star in BNCAP

Tata Harrier and Safari, the range-topping SUVs in the brand’s lineup, have also achieved top marks by scoring 5 stars in the Bharat NCAP safety test. The first crash test results from the Indian Government’s Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (BNCAP) are out and both the Harrier and Safari score 5 stars. The Organization has commenced testing since December 15 and has recently revealed the first batch of results.

Tata Harrier and Safari BNCAP test

Tata Harrier and Safari Crash test results in detail

Both the SUVs scored 30.08/32 points for adult occupant protection and 44.54 out of 49 for Child occupant protection. Although the SUVs scored perfectly in the side deformable barrier test, the protection was not up to the mark in the frontal offset deformable barrier test in protecting the chest region.

Tata BNCAP test results AOP

Interestingly, both the Tata Harrier and Safari performed similarly in the Global NCAP tests and have been given similar scores in both Adult Occupant Protection and Child Occupant Protection.

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari also congratulated Tata Motors for this incredible feat and for maintaining the legacy of the brand in introducing the safest vehicles on Indian roads. Gadkari also shared the moment when he awarded the certification to Tata’s officials on his X handle. Watch it here.

Difference between the Bharat NCAP and Global NCAP


There’s very little that differentiates the two organizations in terms of ratings, tests and processes implemented by each organization. One major difference is that the maximum score that can be attained for Adult Occupant Protection is 32 points, while in Global NCAP, it is 34 points. Apart from this, the assignments and protocols are more or less the same.

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